Programme description One year full-time, two years part-time
This programmes develop your skills and understanding in clinical microbiology, and gives you a thorough knowledge of associated subjects such as molecular biology. Your formal teaching will include lectures, practicals and workshops. The lecturers are specialists in their fields and are invited from many institutions in the UK. The practicals are extensive and give you the maximum hands-on experience in all aspects of clinical microbiology. The practicals are taught in a large purpose-built teaching laboratory.
Many students use the MSc as preparation for their FRCPath examinations and the degree is accredited by the Association of Clinical Microbiologists as part of the training for clinical scientists.
Programme outline Your studies will be broad-based, with extensive coverage of the following topics:
Bacteriology Virology Mycology Parasitology Bacterial pathogenicity Immunology Molecular biology Microbial disease � diagnosis, treatment and prevention Antimicrobials and chemotherapy Epidemiology and public health Hospital infection. Module 1: Clinical Microbiology: Pathogens and Commensals
Module 2: Diagnostic Microbiology and Laboratory Methods
Module 3: Molecular Biology, Microbial Pathogenesis and the Host Immune Response
Module 4: Antimicrobials
Module 5: Public Health and Communicable Disease Control
Module 6: Clinical Microbiology: Diagnosis and Management of Human Disease and Control of Hospital Infection
Module 7: Clinical Microbiology Research and Presentation Skills
Module 8: Advanced Clinical Microbiology and Laboratory Management